Our Town (Randy Newman song)

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"Our Town" is a song used in the 2006 Disney·Pixar film Cars. It was written by longtime Pixar contributor Randy Newman, and performed by James Taylor.

The song is a ballad that recounts the economic decline of the fictional town of Radiator Springs after the creation of Interstate Highway 40.

The song became immensely popular, and later became an anthem for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina[citation needed]

At the 49th Grammy Awards (given on February 11, 2007) the song won the award for Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. The same night, Newman's work for Cars won for Music in an Animated Feature Production, at the 34th Annie Awards. The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, but lost to "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth.